168: Overworked and Over It: Stop Filling The Gaps & Giving 110% (#1 of 3)
Burnout, overwhelm, feeling like we have too much to do with not enough time, resources or support, struggling to find work/life balance is not new, our bodies breaking down because the stress is too much, our minds unable to slow down, feeling like it’s all on us.
It’s been our reality especially as women for MANY decades. The catalyst of the pandemic, chaos, intense weather, etc are outpicturings that we have hit the boiling point … as a society, a culture, and individuals.
The truth is:
How we have been imprinted, educated and expected to work is not sustainable, healthy or human.
And when I say work, I don’t just mean what you do to receive money. I mean ALL the things you give your life force and time to, including those people, communities and causes you parent, care for and tend to.
Consider this: We are at standing at the place where we can make great shifts in short time spans… if we are willing to take a stand, say NO MORE to what doesn’t work and isn’t really necessary or healthy, and say YES to do things differently. Even if that means disappointing another, disrupting a pattern, & dismantling structures.
But how do we ‘do’ that ? Without overwhelming ourselves or just quitting our jobs and lives and creating an even more unsustainable reality?
This is what I have spend the last decade plus researching, living and defining, and what became the foundation for the Overwhelmed and Over It book.
In this three part series, Overworked and Over It: I combed through the book pulled out 3 principles, practices and perspectives that give us the power to spot the B.S. ways of working that burn people and planet out… and then give us the wisdom to do it differently.
These are specific simple but significant acts you can take in your day to day life, now to do what i call “Work Wise. Live Well” … as you begin to make different choices, you start to see the distorted internal imprints & external norms you’ve been responding from, and you gain the insight to make wiser choices for yourself, others and your organizations.
In this episode #168 of Feminine Power Time “Overworked and Over It: Stop Filing the Gaps & Giving 110%” we will explore 3 wisdom teachings for working wise + inquiries and practices you can use in your day to day to make different, more sustainable choices:
Wisdom for Working Wise:
- Stop filling all the holes and gaps. Start doing just your part.
- Stop giving 110% when 80% would do or you will never have enough time for what matters to you. Start giving and doing enough.
- We can’t stop working so hard or giving too much because we fear everything will fall apart if we do
Practices and Inquiries:
- What leaks am I plugging that are creating distress or fragmentation for me?
- Where am I giving 110% when 80% would do?
- What am I afraid will happen if I stopped working so hard or giving so much?
Tune in. Refer to the Overwhelmed and Over It book for visuals and the wisdom written down for you.
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This is how we make and co-create the new, without burning ourselves out.